Vote. Vote. Vote. 

1. Your vote DOES count. Politicians wouldn’t work so hard, lie, and change their message for different crowds if your vote didn’t matter. 2. Primaries DO matter. The little guy/gal you like won’t make it to the general election if you don’t vote to get them there. Even if you like the big and popular…

I Didn’t Appreciate Prince Until He Was Gone

“Gone too soon,” they say. “No one appreciates them until they’re gone,” they say. “I didn’t appreciate him until he was gone,” I now say. When one of my idols passed, I remember being especially annoyed that people suddenly seemed to care. That all the love absent during life was suddenly flowing in after death….

Confessions of a Product Junkie

Former product junkie. Honestly, I don’t think I was all that bad compared to what I’ve seen. At the same time, it was getting pretty bad. I was becoming a product junkie. Going natural is fun and exciting. There are literally thousands of naturals online telling you about a hundred different products to try a piece….

27 Questions Black Twitter Has for Buzzfeed

After Buzzfeed posted “27 Questions Black People have for Black People,” Twitter caught on almost immediately. Then began the hashtags #BuzzFeedVideoQuestions and #RealBlackPeopleQuestions The video comes after a series of related videos: “33 Questions White People Have for White People”, “26 Questions Asians Have for White People”, and “24 Questions Black People Have for White People.”…

Shea Moisture: Welcome to the Beauty Aisle

“There is a section called ethnic and there is an aisle called beauty…is ethnic not beautiful?” asks one woman in Shea Moisture’s first TV commercial which debuted during the 10th anniversary special of Black Girls Rock!. For years, I found everything I thought I needed for my hair in the beauty aisle. In the large section,…

Can I be a Boy Today?

gender Gender-fluid: noting or relating to a person whose gender identity or gender expression is not fixed and shifts over time or depending on the situation. (dictionary.com) What makes a color feminine or masculine? How heavily do we rely on our conditioning and stereotypes to define gender? Does reality build our stereotypes or do stereotypes build our…

Natural Hair Care Basics

All naturals are different. No matter how identical we swear our hair is to out favorite blogger or YouTuber, we find out how wrong we may be after following a “simple” tutorial that goes horribly wrong. So what do I advise? Get to know your hair! Keep these in mind: WHAT is my hair type?  Hair…